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Boating Accidents

Boating Accident Injury Attorneys Passaic County, NJ

Servicing Clients across Wayne, Woodland Park, Paterson, Clifton, Little Falls, West Milford, and Passaic County

Boating Accident Injury Attorneys Passaic County NJNew Jersey has picturesque beaches, bays, lakes and rivers which can all be great places to get out and enjoy the water. Many New Jerseyans enjoy boating, jet skiing, water skiing, and swimming in Lake Passaic, the Wanaque Reservoir, or traveling to the shore.

However, in addition to being a fun pastime, maritime activities can also become dangerous and lead to injuryWhen a recreational boating accident occurs, we expect to be protected by the authorities and by our insurance companies. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.

If you or a loved one has been injured by the reckless or negligent actions of another party in a boating accident, The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore is here to help you recover compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and for physical and emotional pain and suffering.

Call our office today to discuss your unique needs and concerns when it comes to any kind of boating accident injury in a free and confidential consultation with our experienced attorney team.

Wayne, NJ Boating Accident Injury Lawyers Discuss Statistics and Common Causes

As you will see below, many boating accidents in the Atlantic Ocean are due to negligent and/or reckless behavior by the boat’s driver. If this is true in your situation, our Wayne boating accident injury attorneys may be able to build a strong case and help you receive compensation for your injuries.

According to the United States Coast Guard, here are a few enlightening statistics about recreational boat accidents in 2016.

Most frequent recreational vehicle accident types:

  • Collision with another recreational vehicle – 1,051 total accidents, 38 fatalities, 708 individuals injured
  • Collision with a stationary object – 565 total accidents, 63 fatalities, 432 individuals injured
  • Flooding/swamping – 470 total accidents, 90 fatalities, 156 individuals injured
  • Running aground – 413 total accidents, 13 fatalities, 246 individuals injured
  • Capsizing – 305 total accidents, 175 fatalities, 200 individuals injured

Most frequent contributing factors of accidents:

  • Operator Inattention – 597 total accidents, 45 fatalities, 373 individuals injured
  • Operator Inexperience – 480 total accidents, 62 fatalities, 301 individuals injured
  • Improper Lookout – 475 total accidents, 20 fatalities, 380 individuals injured
  • Excessive Speed – 360 total accidents, 39 fatalities, 275 individuals injured
  • Machinery Failure – 323 total accidents, 9 fatalities, 117 individuals injured

Proving Liability in a Passaic County Boating Accident Injury Claim

When it comes to recovering compensation for your boating accident injuries, your claim will depend a great deal upon determining who exactly was responsible, and proving how their reckless or negligent actions directly lead to your injuries.

Was the accident due to the actions of a professional boat operator?  This can be the operator of the boat you were on, or the operator of a separate vessel which caused your boating accident injuries.

Was the accident due to the actions of a family member or friend? This may cause some to hesitate to file an injury claim. However, our attorneys will be working with that person’s insurance company, and will not attempt to seek damages from the individual themselves. They should legally have personal watercraft insurance even if they are operating a smaller vessel.

Were you on the vessel or were you injured by the actions of another vessel? Again, so long as the reckless and negligent actions of another party led to your injury, you should still have a strong personal injury claim. Allow our team of experienced attorneys to sort through the details of your case and ensure you receive the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries.

Contact Our Clifton Boat and Watercraft Injury Attorneys Today

Offering Free, No-Obligation Consultations

Whether you have been injured on a personal boat or yacht, a commercial boat or vessel, a jetski, or on any other kind of watercraft, if your injuries were the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another party you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and damages through a personal injury claim.

At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, our attorneys have over 50 years of experience helping clients in to recover full and fair compensation for boating accident injuries of all kinds in towns across New Jersey and Passaic County, including Paterson, Clifton, Wayne, West Milford, and Woodland Park.

Led by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, an honor given to only 2% of practicing NJ lawyers, our personal injury team has already recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Lean on our experience to successfully resolve your boating accident injury claim.

To speak with our office today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your boating accident, your options for recovering injury compensation, and how specifically we can help you to do so, please contact us online, or through our Clifton, NJ office at (973) 771-5259.